Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Fun with hot glue

What’s Jack up to? Well Jack's back home and totally not loving me. He’s not in the house 10 seconds and he pees on the kitchen floor. Jack was totally confused his week in the big city. "Concrete? What ya supposed to do with that?" Ugh! Now he’s all like, "Grass? What ya supposed to do with that?" Sigh.

Moving on to nicer gentler topics... Fun with hot glue or the Five Dollar Wreath Makeover!

Check out my porch before. So sad.

I can’t believe it’s really December and I’m already behind. I look up the block and wince. Look the other way and shake my head. Yep the neighbors are all ahead of me with lights strung and wreaths up. I head to my basement to pull out the lights and my old wreath see if I can muster up some spirit. Muster, muster, muster. Here I go...

Sigh again. Look at this wreath. I am not feeling it.

Off to The Christmas Tree Shops to see if I can find a deal. No great deals on full wreaths, but I got a little box of crystallized fruits (I know it sounds strange. Stop laughing) for 5 bucks and I thought hmm… I’ve got hot glue (tasty with plastic fruit?). It was a Martha moment.
Here is the finished product. I likie verrrrry much because it’s all mine.

An original. Let there be light.

Now to the tree. Baby steps.



David Dust said...

It looks great!! I wish I had a porch to decorate. Maybe I'll do the door to my apartment.


Kwana said...

Hi David! I love decorated apartment doors in the city. Nana and her neighbors do up their hallways with fun wrapping paper and garland. Crazy!

Kristen Painter said...

I think it looks awesome! And I love those crystallized fruits. Sometimes I fill a bowl with them and stick a few candles in for a centerpiece.

Kwana said...

Thanks Kristen! What a cool idea about the candle. You are such a diva. I may be stealing that.

Ina J Offret said...

Kwana you did a great job on that wreath!!!Looks wonderful! PS I taped the RH of OC to watch later. I am hooked (uh oh)

David Dust, cover your apt door with fabulous gift wrapping paper and put a bow on it. It'll look just great and festive.

I too put small ornaments in a bowl and love the shine and color.


Louisa Edwards said...

Man, that looks gorgeous! Will you come decorate my house, please? I'm further behind than you, I guarantee it.

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

Your porch looks awesome!! I can't wait until I house to decorate!! I can't believe it's December already either!

Kwana said...

Thanks so much y'all. I'm fighting the urge not to go too crazy and bring in more lights up the railing besides I'm not that handy with outside electric and the bills get crazy in Dec.

Louisa I wish I could come for a visit!

pve design said...

I am always filled with joy when I start to see the lights in anticipation of the season. Even the ones that stay on beyond the holidays. It's like let's shed some more light....all year long!
Love the "make-over!"

Carleen Brice said...

Very nice! We put up lights yesterday, and today I did one of the baby yard trees with birds, berries, leaves & pine cone ornaments. It's beginning to look a little like Christmas around here.

jax said...

I love Christmas always reminds me of love and romance. Great time of year to write because it keeps you in the mood. All the holiday decorations can be welcoming...I can't wait to decorate my new place!

PBW said...

Cool wreath, made even color with your add-ons.

I'm decorating challenged. Husband is going to put up our Christmas stuff later this week.

Mrs. Limestone said...

Christmas Tree Shoppe is like my crack. I love that place!

Great idea to use the crystalized plastic fruit on your wreath!

Joyce said...

Your porch looks so inviting! I love the wreath too!!

I just read your comment here about Nana and her nieghbors I like that idea- the great part not going out in the cold to decorate and undecorate. This would make a neat picture.

Kwana said...

Thanks so much on the nice comment about the wreath. Mrs. Limestone You're right Christmas Tree Shoppe is like crack!

Joyce you are right. I'll see how they do this year or if it will show up.

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